The CEO of Skills4Stem Ltd has been crowned Bedfordshire Business Woman of the Year 2017.
Entrepreneur Sarah Davis has been has been awarded the accolade for her work in pioneering Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills development.
Davis is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Member of the Institute of Directors, and active member of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Women in Enterprise.
She received the Award at a ceremony last week from HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis.
Her consultancy, Skills4Stem, collects, analyses and maps skills and competencies data to deliver targeted training.
She is currently raising Seed Investment for her new venture PurpleSmartie Ltd, an Education Technology training business.
With British Science Week (March 10-19) being celebrated this week, Davis said: “There is shortage of skills within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. While Government and educational initiatives are in place to help address this in the UK, I wanted to bring some practical, commercial perspectives to this issue.
“It’s something I am truly passionate about. Skills4Stem is about making a difference and helping the development of leadership within the industry.
“I am delighted to receive this Award and it will help drive me forward. Being recognised by my peers in the local community as a business leader means a lot to me.”